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Louise Riedel

Results

Saturday,  Aug 10

 

* multi drivers LRM
Last First Horse Place17 Miles17 Pts17
Casserly Tim Auran Bachlava (Arab) 1 14 6.16
Casserly Tim Auran Harley Dvdsn (Arab) 1 14 6.16
Delke Terri Georgette (Morgan) 1 14 6.16
Hubert Ray Penguin Beware (Standardbred) 2 14 5.6
Hubert Alice K-Macaroni  (Standardbred) 3 14 5.04
Hahn Sharon My Cameo Love (Arab) 4 14 4.48
Keating Susan Belle (Haflinger) 5 14 3.92

Sunday, Aug 11

 

* multi drivers LRM
Last First Horse Place18 Miles18 Pts18
Delke Terri Georgette (Morgan) 1 28 12.3
Casserly Tim Auran Bachlava (Arab) 1 14 6.16
Casserly Tim Auran Harley Dvdsn (Arab) 1 14 6.16
Hubert Alice K-Macaroni  (Standardbred) 1 14 6.16
Hahn Sharon My Cameo Love (Arab) 2 14 5.6
Keating Susan Belle (Haflinger) 3 14 5.04

Comments by Alice Hubert

This weekend Ray and I went to the Louise Riedel Memorial Ride.  This ride is in honor of one of the pioneers of endurance riding, who rode her last ride at this venue at the age of 82.  This course was a mixture of curvy, hilly forest trails and wide open sand roads,.  Both Lil Kay and Penguin really enjoyed the open roads.  Some of the roads had a surface similar to a racetrack, with great footing.  They could open up some speed on these roads.  Some of the wooded trails were turns every few feet, with the occasional root or tree stump to watch out for.   Kudos to the ride managers who did an excellent job marking the course.  The trail markers were well placed, and no one got lost.

Saturday we all did the 14 mile drive, as they didn’t offer the 28 mile.   Everyone finished the course, with no wrecks!  Ray and I both made it through “Huberts Corner” in both direction with no trouble.  Lil Kay is still competitive, and if she sees a cart ahead of her, she will fight me until she is able to catch up to it.  She spent several miles with her nose at the back of Tim Casserly’s wagon.  At times I thought she was going to eat the treats he had back there for his team.

Ray started the 28 mile drive, but after 13 miles, Penguin started acting goofy.  Penguin decided he knew where to go, and bolted down a trail not intended for drivers.    Ray was able to get Penguin back to camp and rather than take any chances, Ray chose to pull from the event.  A rider later told Ray that had he continued down that trail, it would have gotten very narrow, and there was a tree across the trail which the cart would not have gone over.   Lil Kay and I saw Ray leading Penguin on the trail just outside of camp.  For whatever reason, she decided she had to run away, so she spun around and took off back to camp.  I was able to get her stopped at an intersection, turned around, and made her wait until they walked by.   At previous competitions, Lil Kay has refused to go through puddles unless she was following Penguin.  Sunday it began raining at the start of the day, and didn’t stop for several hours.  I was wondering how we would do with the puddles, but because the area was fairly sandy, there weren’t many.  Surprisingly, Lil Kay went through the ones that were there, with very little hesitation.

I bought a new camera a couple of weeks ago, and I apparently need to read the manual more closely.  I apologize for a few fuzzy pictures, and for the odd sizing of the photos.  I have three additional photos which I will send in a second e-mail; for some reason this e-mail is saying my photos are too large, and I can only send five of them.  Same size as they have always been, but . . .

Photos by Alice Hubert

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